The Canmore Winter Carnival is the perfect mix of frosty and fun.
Running from February 2 to 11, the carnival features winter-time events spanning from ice sculpture carving contests to kids’ dogsled races.
Nestled in Canada’s Rocky Mountains and only an hour away from Calgary, Canmore is already a winter paradise, and it’s made only more spectacular during the festivities.
Skating parties, street hockey, log sawing competitions, and a straight up pooch parade will all be taking place over the 11-day festival, with many of the events being free to attend.
Hockey fans will enjoy the Rogers Hometown Hockey tour when it stops by four two days of the festival, bringing with it NHL alumni, a live NHL broadcast by Ron MacLean and Tara Slone, and live music.
Note: The below video is from a past carnival and may not feature the same dates and activities as the 2018 festival.
When: Friday, February 2 to Sunday, February 11
Where: Canmore, Alberta
Tickets: Viewing is free, but registration costs vary by event